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Wrecked: Revenge Revisited
3 August 2012
Conclusion: A little pricey though Even the horrible, and I’m talking really horrible camera, gets beaten by the fun of this game - the weapons are very fun to use and it’s always fun to shovel your friends off the road. Right? I just wished there were more multiplayer modes - not to mention more levels in general. Six does not cut it, even for a downloadable game - even less looking at the price.
Excerpt: There are few things that make a great gaming victory more gratifying than being able to rub it in the face of your vanquished foes as they sit beside you on the sofa and weep. While many modern games have robbed us of this pleasure by taking their multiplayer components online, a few are still defiantly old fashioned enough to insist that you invite your mates over for some classic party play.
Excerpt: Mashed was widely considered by many to be one of the best multiplayer games ever released, when the game hit the PS2 back in 2004. Lots of people begged for a sequel, although it sadly never happened, but Wrecked: Revenge Revisited , developer Supersonic Software’s latest game, is definitely what you could call a spiritual successor to the 2004 game. Wrecked: Revenge Revisited takes the familiar approach to such a game.
Conclusion: If this review has come off as harsh, that’s because this game honestly just isn’t very good. I was a massive fan of Micro Machines on the N64, and to learn that the people who made that are still in the industry is great, but to find out that this is what they’ve done with themselves is like finding out that John Lennon is alive after all, and is playing backing guitar for Justin Bieber’s new collaboration with the cast of Glee and Nicki Minaj .
Excerpt: If there is one weakness I have when it comes to racing games, it is the top-down variety. I was a huge fan of the Micro Machines series on the original PlayStation. Now, anytime I see a game...
Pros: + Multiplayer can be fun, + Combat is satisfying
Cons: Camera is sporadic at best, Single player is simply challenges, Tracks lack variety
Excerpt: There aren’t many classic video game franchises that can entice non-gamers to play. Aside from the Mario series and the rhythm genre it’s difficult to pull in observers. In my University days, Mario Kart fulfilled such a role, after tiring of that I looked for something new to entertain and thought “let’s get mashed”.
Excerpt: Cruising through a jungle temple or arctic outpost while flinging explosives — sounds fun, right? By all rights, it should be. Too bad Wrecked sabotages itself at every turn. Simple offline challenges prepare you for the modest demands of online racing: you’ll drop mines in target circles, blow up opponents with missiles, and outrun bots with a jackknife-happy caravan in tow.
Pros: + Decent scenery; a few fun solo challenges; multiplayer air strikes; decorative unlockables.
Cons: ? Who thought hitting the brakes to trigger boosts was a good idea?
Conclusion: Some reasonable (if borrowed) ideas fail to shine through the mire of an utterly broken camera, a lack of content and a completely un-fun multiplayer mode. Even if a kind of morbid curiosity draws you towards this one, we'd recommend against it.
Excerpt: When I was a kid I used to enjoy playing Micro Machines 2 with a few friends of mine. We’d gather together at the guy’s house – he owned the Mega Drive version that had a weird feature allowing you to plug joypads into the game cart itself – and get down to some four player sessions on the miniature top down arcade racer.